Loading…

Looking to help your church and family stay connected to the Word while social distancing?
Check out our free church library, church online resources, and family resources.

Irnahash
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A town of Judah that was home to Caleb’s descendants (1 Chr 4:12). Though Tehinnah is described as “father” of Ir-nahash in 1 Chronicles, many similar constructions in genealogies refer to founders of towns as “father of” a place.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ir-Nahash
Ir-Nahash (עִיר נָחָשׁ‎, ir nachash). A town of Judah that was home to Caleb’s descendants (1 Chr 4:12). Though Tehinnah is described as “father” of Ir-nahash in 1 Chronicles, many similar constructions in genealogies refer to founders of towns as “father of” a place.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Irnahash (Place)
IRNAHASH (PLACE) [Heb ʿı̂r (עִיר‎) nāḥāš (נָחָשׁ)]. A city in Judah of unknown location (1 Chr 4:12). The name is found listed in the genealogy of the sons of Caleb as “Tehinnah the father of Irnahash.” Although it is found in a genealogical list, references in the same passage to other place names
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Irnahash
Irnahash. Town founded by Tehinnah, Eshton’s son from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:12). Its location is unknown.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Irnahash
Irnahash ir-nāʹhash [Heb. ʾîr nāḥāš—‘city of (the) serpent (-god)’; Gk. póleōs naas—‘city of Na (h)as’] (1 Ch. 4:12). A person or a city. The passage in 1 Chronicles is a genealogy of the descendants of Judah, and Tehinnah is named as the father of Irnahash. This statement, taken alone, could
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ir-Nahash
IR-NAHASH Son of Tehinnah, Eshton’s son from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:12). Some translations note the alternate rendering, “city of Nahash” (mg niv, kjv).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ir-Nahash
IR-NAHASH. Perhaps a city founded by Tehinnah, since he is called “father” of it (1 Chr 4:12). On the other hand, it could refer to a man, the son of Tehinnah.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ir-Nahash
Ir-Nahash (Heb. ʿɩ̂r nāḥāš)The son of Tehinnah, listed among the descendants of Judah (1 Chr. 4:12). However, Heb. ʿɩ̂r means “city” and a cognate of nāḥāš is the word for copper, thus possibly “Copper City.” 1 Chr. 4:12 may then indicate that Tehinnah founded Ir-nahash, just as v. 4 mentions
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ir-Nahash
Ir-Nahash [ĭr nāˊhăsh] (Heb. ˓îr nāḥāš “city of a serpent”).† It is unclear whether this term refers to a city or is a personal name. At 1 Chr. 4:12 the Judahite Teninnah is described as the father (perhaps as “founder”) of Ir-nahash. The argument for place-name identification comes from
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Irnahash
Ir´nahash (serpent city), a name which, like many other names of places, occurs in the genealogical lists of Judah. 1 Chron. 4:12.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Irnahash
IR-NA´HASH (ir-naʹhash; “city of a serpent,” 1 Chron. 4:12, marg., “the city of Nahash”) Ir Na´hash (NIV). Thought by some to be a city founded (rebuilt) by Tehinnah. It apparently would be better rendered “city of copper” (cf. 4:14) and connected with Nahas (Copper Ruin), located near the N end of the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ir-Nahash
IR-NAHASH [ur NAY hash] (city of the serpent) — a person or a town of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr. 4:12).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
IR-NAHASH
IR-NAHASH<ur-na’-hash>, <ir-na’-hash> ([עִיר נָהָשׁ‎, ̀ir nachash]): A town of Judah of which Tehinnah is called the “father,” probably meaning “founder” (1 Ch 4:12). English Versions of the Bible margin suggests the translation “city of Nahash.”
See also